Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Calgary 1988 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Calgary 1988 1988
#10 Speed Skating 500 metres
#25 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
Sarajevo 1984 1984
Games Results Sport Event
Sarajevo 1984 1984
#7 Speed Skating 500 metres
#14 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
Lake Placid 1980 1980
Games Results Sport Event
Lake Placid 1980 1980
#4 Speed Skating 500 metres
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Speed Skating 1,000 metres

Frode RÖNNING

Norway
Speed skating
Height
185 cm / 6'1''
Weight
88 kg / 193 pounds
Birth date
7 Jul 1959 Trondheim, Norway
Gender
Male

Number of medals

1 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Frode RÖNNING biography

One of the world's best sprinters in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Frode Rønning's first international medal came in 1978. Behind the unbeatable Eric Heiden, he claimed silver in the World Sprint Championships. He would make the podium three more times, earning bronze in 1979 and 1982. He clinched the title in 1981, largely on account of a great first 500 m, which also earned him the Oscar Mathisen Award for that year. At the 1980 Olympics, Rønning tied with USSR opponent Vladimir Lobanov for third in the 1,000 m. From 1983 on, Rønning's star slowly faded, although he competed at an international level through the 1989 season. He has sixteen Norwegian titles under his belt, nine sprint titles (1978-1982, 1985-89), three 500 m titles (1987-89), two 1,000 m titles (1987, 1989) and two relay titles (1987, 1989). He later coached the Norwegian national sprint team.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 37.31 (1988); 1000 – 1:15.14 (1983); 1500 – 1:59.82 (1980); 5000 – 8:04.01 (1979).

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